This is the Reason I will Endure one more Security Screening.

My inspiring friend Kallai

Sometimes I ask myself why I leave my family every week to endure the hassle of travel. Occasionally I get weary and wonder why would I eat junk food and sleep in lonely hotel rooms in order to stand on a stage and deliver the one gift God has given me.  Then I meet a girl like Kallai, and I vow that I will do this until God takes my breath away.

Dear Ken Davis,

Hi, I am Kallai Hokanson.  I am 13 years old.  I am from Wisconsin.  I enjoy reading, playing violin and flute, learning and laughing.  I am also proud to be a Christian.  in March of 2007 I was diagnosed with Leukemia and after it relapsed I received a bone marrow transplant in August of 2010.  I am now doing stupendously!  God is great!

Kallai

I have enjoyed watching your DVDs in the hospital and when I was getting radiation treatment.  I got zapped in one room, while radiation physicists watched me on monitors in another.  Just so you know the group of radiation physicists at Mayo really enjoyed you too!  My parents heard them laughing.

You have mad me laugh even when I had multiple tubes coming out of me.  Hey, if you ever want to give anyone the willies, stick a feeding tube down your nose and then throw it back up.  One end of the tube coming out the nose and the other end out the mouth.  You should have seen the look on my mom’s face!

You manage to incorporate a meaningful Christian message into your comedy.  Not many comedians do that.  You have helped me see the humor of life at the worst time and gave me hope.

Thanks.

Nothing else needs to be said.  Kallai’s beautiful smile says is all!

Kallai is recovering from a bone marrow transplant. You can keep up with her progress at caringbridge.

Kallai's family in solidarity - Dog refused to shave